This is the conversation I just had with my three-year-old who's hanging out watching Arthur in my bedroom. (Who incidentally has always been quite verbal so I KNOW he understands me!):
Me: Why is the carpet wet?
Nicholas: Oh, I peed.
(Two empty water bottles are laying nearby)
Me: Did you try to clean it up with the water bottles?
Nicholas (eyes don't leave the TV): Yep.
Me (getting a rag and trying to soak up): Nicholas, when you have to pee, you need to pee in the potty. Nicholas where should you pee?
Nicholas: Um, on the floor!
Me: No! In the potty.
Nicholas: Am I going to have timeout?
I finish working on the floor and go downstairs. Two minutes later, Nicholas finds me.
Nicholas: I just peed in a cup and poured it in the plant.
Nicholas: Yep, I did.
Me: Show me.
We walk upstairs to find a little red play cup lying on the floor. There is a trace amount of liquid which doesn't smell too good. I'm guessing he's telling the truth.
Me: Why would you do that?
Nicholas: I poured it in the plant!
Me: That's bad for the plant -- it will kill it.
This is why I have a sugar addiction.
Any advice? Anyone? Anyone?